The spoke of a wire wheel is 9.5 cm long, 3.5 mm in diameter, and under tension of 2100 N. The wire is made of steel of density 7860 kg/m3. When struck with a metal tool at its center, the spoke rings at its fundamental frequency. What is that frequency?
λn.fn=v and velocity:v=sqrt(T/μ) , lemda λn=2L/n and L= length of string
fn=n/2L . sqrt(T/μ)
fundamental≡ the first mode ⇒ n=1
μ is the linear mass and must be in kg/m so we must multiply our density by the area which is π.r^2
The Attempt at a Solution
f=1/(2*9.5*10^-2) . sqrt(2100/0.302)
f= 438.8 Hz
but the answer is incorrect why??